When people think of gorgeous coasts, they will probably tell you about Amalfi, California or the Maldives. While they are all amazing places, cold, wet and rainy England is home to some of the most stunning coastlines in the world.
The coastline of the United Kingdom stretches for around 12,500km and covers England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and houses some unique animals, endemic plants and historical towns such as the puffin, silver birch and Whitby.
While the UK as a whole is an exciting island, the state of England is home to some glorious coastline counties and some of the best include:
- North Yorkshire
- East Sussex
Cornwall is world-famous for its beauty, people and food, while North Yorkshire is home to some of the most stunning villages in the nation and East Sussex lies on the bountiful English Channel and is home to many world-famous celebrities.
Pies, Pasties and Pods
One of the world’s most famous counties, Cornwall, is nothing short of stunning. Covering the end tip of the UK known as “Land’s End”, the county hosts many harbours that fish the adjacent Atlantic Ocean which has allowed the region to open some of the best restaurants in the world with world-famous chefs such as Rick Stein who you can visit after a beautiful drive from Newquay to Padstow, but the roads are winding and you may need to find a car accident lawyer near you if you aren’t careful.
The many cliffs and beaches that dot its 400-mile coastline attract over 4 million visitors per year and is world-renowned as a surfer’s dream. The deep blue ocean surrounding Cornwall provides a bountiful supply of fresh seafood but also attracts whales, dolphins and even sharks who love to swim the coast.
Home to Horror
Sitting on the historical North Sea, North Yorkshire is home to some of England’s most attractive seaside towns such as Scarborough and Whitby. Scarborough resort attracts millions per year and is a number one holiday destination for the British, while Whitby is infamous as being the setting for Bram Stoker’s masterwork, ‘Dracula’.
The North Sea also provides Whitby with some of the best seafood available in the UK such as lobster, salmon and a variety of shellfish, all of which are processed in Whitby’s historic harbours and distributed all over the United Kingdom. The famous North Yorkshire moors also lie next to the coast and is home to much unique British wildlife such as adders, roe deer and red grouse, as well as being the setting for the opening scene of the classic horror movie ‘An American Werewolf in London’ and have been immortalised in the Bronte Sisters’ novels.
Outstanding Natural Beauty
Sitting on the opposite end of England to Cornwall, East Sussex is considered an outstanding area of natural beauty and is home to the South Downs National Park. Stretching 90 miles, the coastline of the county includes many popular destinations including vibrant Brighton, historial Hastings and stunning Seaford cliffs.
The western area of East Sussex is also one of the most exclusive areas of the United Kingdom and is home to celebrities including ‘Titanic’ star Kate Winslet, tennis ace Johanna Konta and super famous Sir Paul McCartney of ‘The Beatles’. The close proximity to the amazing sea views, historical towns and national parks makes East Sussex one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.